Trip Type : Small Group Tour
Bite-size Break Lima tour
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Bite-size Break Lima

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
3 days
From: $ 635 $ 212 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Peruse the stalls of the Surquillo market
  • Take a walking tour of bustling Barranco
  • Visit a pisco bodega
  • Enjoy a Peruvian home-cooked meal

Short Description

Embark on a short but delicious break in luscious Lima. Learn local cooking secrets, discover exotic fruits, listen to the spruiking of fishmongers in the markets and learn all about the popular spirit, pisco. Jam-packed with culinary delights and culture, this snappy tour is the perfect way to experience Peru’s charismatic capital in all its gastronomic glory.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport N/A
Start City Lima
End City Lima

Destinations

Peru

Cities & Attractions

Lima

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Itinerary

Day 1 Lima

Bienvenidos! Welcome to Lima. Meet your guide in the foyer of your hotel 3.30pm. Please note that you will need to bring your passport and Andean Immigration Card to this meeting, so that your guide can make a copy to comply with Peruvian tax regulations. If you have any issues with the pick-up on Day 1 of this trip, please call the Intrepid office on + (51) 99605 5559. Kick off this Bite-size Break with a tour of Surquillo market to discover the building blocks of Peruvian cuisine. Explore a huge variety of fruits, vegetables, and fiery spices, and maybe make a purchase or two. From aji limo to aji mirasol and aji panca to cumin, plus the wonderful fresh limes, chirimoya, and lucuma fruits, this place really is a feast for your senses. Next, take a city bus to a local family home in the residential neighbourhood of Chorrillos (south of Barranco and Miraflores). Here, the star is Doña Mechita, a caring Peruvian mother and the best cook in her family. She’ll share family recipes that have been passed down through generations. Learn to prepare a classic ceviche, Peru’s national dish, from fresh fish and a delicious mix of limes, onions, coriander, and a few other secret ingredients. You’ll also try a surprising chicha morada. Never heard of it? This purple corn drink is typical of Lima, and the corn is believed to have healing properties. And to round it all out, learn to prepare the perfect pisco sour. Feast on your creations for dinner. Return to your hotel or continue to explore - your guide will have plenty of suggestions for evening activities.

Day 2-3 Lima

Head out of the city to southern Lima, your first stop is at the archeological site of Pachamac, an important pre-Incan administrative centre. Then visit a pisco distillery. A brandy distilled from wine grapes, pisco is considered the national drink of Peru. Originally developed by Spanish settlers in the 16th century, it is widely believed to have originated from the Peruvian town of Pisco - although its Peruvian origins are hotly contested by nearby Chile, who is also a major producer of the spirit. Go on a grape to glass discovery of what makes the perfect pisco from a passionate local pisco maker. In the early evening, join a walking tour through the bustling, beachside district of Barranco, where streets are lined with traditional casonas (colonial-style houses). Your tour will conclude at approximately 8.00pm in Barranco. Grab a bite to eat in a buzzing restaurant alongside the locals or return to Miraflores. There are no activities planned for Day 3 and you are free to leave at any time.

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Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 12

Accomodations

Hotel (2 nights)

Guides

The aim of our local guides is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. On this Short Break Adventure you will get to enjoy the variety of having someone different for each day and/or activity. They will be able to provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and, where possible, introduce you to our local friends. You can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the places visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects.

Additional Information:

Finish point

  • Hotel El Señorial
  • Calle Jose Gonzales 567 - Miraflores
  • MIraflores
  • Lima
  • PERU
  • Phone: 511 4451870

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